Consequences often come before criminal convictions. Any public allegations of sexual misconduct can set off a firestorm that impacts a Boulder defendant's life. Employers, anxious to absent themselves from the high glare of media attention, quickly move to suspend or terminate an accused employee.
Joblessness may be the first of several losses that rip into professional and personal relationships. The legal stakes are extremely high. A conviction for child sexual assault or related offenses can mean a long-term loss of freedom and a lifetime listing on a sex offender registry.